Wednesday, October 07, 2009

There is nothing to the floor crossing rumours but...

While Liberals everywhere are claiming that the recent floor crossing rumours are not true, according to Tom Clarke of CTV's Power Play the Liberals made Ruby Dhalla swear allegiance to the Liberal Party today at their caucus meeting.

Sounds to me like the Liberals were really not so sure about the rumours and were not believing the MP from Brampton-Springdale.


Nothing like a forced loyalty oath to promote party unity.

25 comments:

Bec said...

Swearing allegiance?
A Conservative leader doing this would have been ridiculed and called a Nazi.
A Liberal leader does it and it gets a snippet of coverage. Pathetic!
I sure am glad that the Liberals treat their women with such respect, huh?

Ruby Dhalla, should have told them where to shove it!

Ardvark said...

The Liberals don't treat anyone with respect.

And putting on my lefty troll hat for a minute: I wonder if they would have asked her to do this if she were white?

Bec said...

I just can't believe she did it. It's disgusting but then you add it going public and I just shake my head. What an undisciplined, paranoid band of whack jobs, these people are.

Ardvark said...

After the way her so called friend Judy Sgro publicly slammed her private members bill yesterday I am surprised she would even show up to the caucus meeting.

Jen said...

What in the hell is 'forcing' someone to swear allegiance' -she is still there isn't she so why the liberals' paranoia and you right Bec, had it been a conservative to do such a thing, well, this will be the topic for the next few wks, mths; even the pope will hear of it.

Matt Altheim said...

Ruby Dhalla swearing allegiances... All this from a leaked source which might not even be credible?

Anonymous said...

Swearing allegiance?
A Conservative leader doing this would have been ridiculed and called a Nazi.


Exactly! They would have compared it to some initiation ritual into the Klan.

Jen said...

The people have lost it and still their beloved media will stand by them.
Bec, I wonder if the liberals personal medias swore allegiance to the liberals. I am sure they did.

Bec said...

"All this from a leaked source which might not even be credible?"

Well, I understood it to be 'media Wednesday', right AA?

uber.liberal said...

This sounds like a con plot! You cons are picking on her because she is a woman of color!! She is a good liberal who is loyal to Ignatieff and stands beside him. You are jellous because the Liberals speak the truth!! You must listen to the Liberals for they are trying to make you see and be more Canadian like Trudeau! And he must be respected! Once and for all, listen to Liberals who are trying to make you see!! Do not ignore them, they are like doctor's who want to help you and you must listen!! Just listen!!

Ardvark said...

I linked to a Globe article saying the same thing so.....

Grant said...

I wonder if she had to sign that oath with her blood, or bend her knee to Lord Ignatieff. Jeez what a bunch of scared fools.

wilson said...

I Ruby Dhalla...

when she sleeps on it, IRuby will realize how humiliating, an adult hazing that was.

rightful said...

I believe "uber" may have a drug problem - am listening and hear gibberish -
or perhaps he is off his meds

anyway Bec - right on !

wilson said...

Iffy disciplines his female MP by humiliation, for a rumor, it was a rumor.
Gawd how I detest that man.
Did IRuby have to kiss his ring?

jad said...

How feudal - or do I mean futile ?

Remind me again, which party leader is the control freak ?

gimbol said...

Hey ard.

That private members bill of Ruby's was seconded by some guy named Bob Rae.
I'm sure it had nothing to do with Bob Rae publically dissing Iggy the other day.
Point is that there seems to be two liberal caucuses forming, and one of them is with Bob Rae(Chretien).

maryT said...

Has Codere had to swear allegence to the Count. Or has he even shown up lately. Have missed QP for the past 2 days so haven't seen the gong show.

Ardvark said...

Dion had both Iggy and Rae messing around behind the scenes after his job and he managed to deal with it. Ignatieff can't even handle Rae.

I miss Stephane.

CanadianSense said...

Jean Chretien is giving Paul Martin's pick a public A$$ kicking.

JC tells the media, Harper calls him more than MI.

The war is open already with the senate telling Iffy to stuff it over delaying the crime bills!

Bob told Iffy Cauchon must be allowed to run after MI makes his final decision.

MI slaps down Ruby/Bob Rae private members Bill.

Bob is letting his senate supporters weaken MI, to show he has NO control of the senate.

The next few weeks should be very interesting watching these two camps tear the party apart.

My speculation is for Glen Pearson, Irwin Cotler, Keith Martin to leave the sinking ship.

Ardvark said...

Be careful CanadianSense; that is how rumours get started and the last thing Ignatieff needs right now is to have to make Pearson, Cotler, and Martin take a loyalty oath just like Ruby did.

Ardvark said...

It gets worse for Iggy.

New post up soon.

Anonymous said...

Swearing allegiance to the Liberal Party - Wow! I would say swearing allegiance to your country and its citizens is what is appropriate - but a political party? This Mr. Ignatieff is such pompous full of himself idiot (or is he just a dictator lite?).

Rich said...

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/10/09/don-martin-ruby-dhalla-s-shabby-treatment.aspx

Comments made by Don Martin; also indicates in his post that it was a conservative that leaked the rumour of Ms Dhalla's defection to the conservatives; and, the libs say they don't read the national post because it is to right wing. obviously they need to read more of Don Martin.

Rich said...

All the machinations within the Liberal party can be traced back to Paul Martin/Jean Chretien supporters sniping at each other: Bob Rae is the instigator; this guy scares the hell out of me and should he ever become Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada I shudder to thing what Canada would look like. I imagine we would see an amalgamation of the NDP and Liberal caucus into one united party with Jack Layton being offered a prominent role in government. All major industries would rethink locating to Canada